Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Quinceanera & other requests

My Aunt requested a Quinceanera card for a neighbor's daughter. 
Loosely defined - a Mexican celebration of a girl's 15th birthday, marking her passage from childhood to adulthood.  
After researching this tradition I was inspired to by the tiaras and and elegant costumes. I used a black suede paper with a square of damask and rhinestones, but then it seemed a bit sophisticated for a 15 year old, so I tried again.

I love white on white with lots of texture and pearls, so I created this elegant and classy card. I'll let my Aunt choose...I bet she'll pick the white one. I'll let you know.

Another request for a wedding card, but I can't make just one. Everyone deserves a choice...right?  As long as I'm cutting and punching the embellishments why not do several?

The above card features - flourishes, it's the new 5" X 7" embossing folder from Darice. Love it!

Swiss dots is the first embossing folder I ever bought and probably the most used. I die cut the window and backed it with velum. I've printed the couples names on the computer and I will trim and attach it to the blank space when she chooses her favorite.

Up next another deeply embossed and layered wedding card.

One of my best customers asked for a brown and pink card for a baby shower she is hosting. I immediately thought of chocolate raspberry candy.  The umbrella is attached to a double piece of acetate. The card has been sitting on my work space waiting for a finishing touch. Any ideas? I'll re-post it when complete.

Another friend asked for a boy's birthday card. 

After I photographed this I decided it too needed some finishing touches, I'm thinking a lighter blue cuff on the pants and maybe a frog. Stay tuned for updates.

So I've been busy...no time for challenges this week, but for some unknown reason my stats show a big increase to page views. 
I was excited if the statistics showed 100 page views, but recently I'm averaging over 200...4 days in a row....I wonder what's going on. 
No new members and only anonymous comments that don't seem to relate to the post. Who knows? 
Thanks for visiting - leave a comment and I'll return the favor.
Be well and craft on! ~ Carole


  1. Wow...love them all...you have been really busy and inspiring all o ER the place! At some point for a shower I want to do a step card with a dresser look....like yours...I love all the little details. You asked for suggestions but I don't really have any..I guess I would have added a touch of soft green around a couple of the flowers...that's all! It's super!

  2. Oops...never mind the green since yours are the drawer pulls unless you show a hint of green beind each little drawer pull

  3. Wow Carole. You've been super busy making cards. They are all so fabulous ... and very unique! Love, love, love all the white-on-white cards (I do love white space as you know!) :) Your wedding cards are truly spectacular.

    The dresser card is adorable ... not sure that it needs anything more, but if you're going to add something, maybe a little patterned paper ... or twine?? And the jeans and bear is sweet - wouldn't change it at all (but that's just me). Loll xx

  4. You get a big WOW from me, Carole. Your special cards for the special celebration of womanhood and your baby cards are devine. But the wedding cards? Oh, my dear, you have found your speciality. They are sublime!

    (The only thing I can think of for the adorable baby dresser card is something in that right-hand top corner above the rocking horse and under the umbrella to balance out the dresser on the left? The jean card with the bear and pacifier? It's 'Shut Up!' darling as it is, but I'll bet little cuffs would be a cute touch!)


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